Object details

Category
Weapons and ammunition
Related period
Second World War (association)
Creator
Carl Eickhorn
Materials

Body: plastic

Topmount: steel

Dimensions

whole: scabbard length : 190 mm & 7.480 ins scabbard width (maximum) : 39 mm

Catalogue number
WEA 354.2
Part of
knife bayonet, experimental, Model 1942 with scabbard

Object associations

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